Having been running for about 6 months and really improving on pace and distance, and after a number of very muddy trails and 20 mile road race I was suddenly struck with excruciating knee pain, and no matter how much I rested it, after about 20 minutes of running it would return.
Nick was recommended to me by my physio and after two sessions I am back out running – and just completed 30 miles at Endure 24…with no knee pain!!
I have found Nick to be friendly and knowledgeable, and he diagnosed my problems very quickly and accurately. My running was videoed and he was able to explain to me the biomechanical problems my running style was causing. With this in mind I ordered some recommended orthoses, and took away some handy tips to improve on my running technique.
Once the orthoses had arrived and I fitted them into a brand of trainer that Nick thought would be perfect for me, I was back out on the road running pain free!
In between our sessions we have been in contact by e-mail when Nick was more than willing to answer any queries that I had, and I have now come away with a deeper insight into my running style, the issues I have, and more importantly what to do to prevent further injury. Thanks to Nick’s help my 4 months of pain and no running have come to an end.
“Six weeks before the Reading half marathon I went to Nick Knight for gait analysis and help with pre-existing hamstring and toe problems. These injuries had already ruined 4 weeks of training.
Nick advised some specific changes to my running style and a range of strength and conditioning exercises. After 3 weeks of Nick’s training advice I knocked 4 minutes of my personal best half marathon time.”
I was very grateful for his care and advice at the time I was awaiting an operation as it meant I could continue to walk relatively pain free.
Nick took the time to address all my worries and find an effective solution for me with his custom orthotics that enabled me to walk in shoes and sandals again without the severe pain I was experiencing. I was very grateful for his care and advice at the time I was awaiting an operation as it meant I could continue to walk relatively pain free.
I was suffering acute pain in one foot it was stopping me walking the dog without real plain and causing me to consider whether I could manage the activities I loved on holidays……I’d had my GP poke and prod to no particular effect and prescribe high dose Ibuprofen to manage the pain from my foot…… and to come back if there was no progress. I even had 2 or 3 lay “experts” diagnose “Policeman’s Foot” – they used the Latin name because they probably thought it made them sound more expert and they knew all about this stuff because they trained for Triathlon!….. Then I bit the private treatment bullet saw Nick.
I chose Nick because of his sports focus – as despite my age of 69 I walk at least 5 miles a day and am really active in a number of competitive sports. So after an amazingly thorough examination of knee action and hip rotation and a video of me walking on a treadmill and some very precise poking and prodding right on the site of the pain… I got a proper diagnosis and an explanation of cause, prognosis and treatment routes. He constructed a temporary orthotic in the insole of my walking boot and I’m still using this daily. Getting this acute pain resolved has changed my life considerably for the better.
I am a Specialist Physiotherapist and Clinical Consultant for a leading insurance brand. I first worked with Nick as a junior in the NHS. I’ve always been a great believer in putting yourself in the greatest biomechanical position to perform. As an ex-semi pro footballer and cricketer with a small successful background in triathlon I also fully understand the needs of the modern athlete.
Nick’s musculoskeletal podiatry expertise have provided care and rehabilitation for myself and a number of my patients. Nick provides a thorough and detailed assessment and follows this with evidence based care. I’ve seen first-hand the benefit of Nick’s input. Now as a private clinician myself I still utilise Nick’s services for any podiatry input my patients require.
Nick’s skills lead him to recently be involved as a Sports Medicine Clinician at the Paralympic games, what more testimony could you need?
S JennerSpecialist Physiotherapist BSc Hons Physiotherapy MCSP BSc Hons BioMed Sci